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Discussion: miken edge bats

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Nov. 26, 2003
chazzied
Men's 60
9 posts
miken edge bats
I am of the opinion that Miken ripped off the senior softball players with the UltraII/edge exchange program. I have an idea for breaking in the edge bat. Throw it in the garbage can and hope that it decomposes at the dump site. This is the only breakin that has any chance for success.
Nov. 26, 2003
STONEMAN
Men's 50
535 posts
Some bats need a longer break in period. I hit w/ several 50 MAJOR PLUS players. When we 1st started hitting the EDGE, the three of us were luckey to hit a ball much over 260 ft. After a 150 to 200 swings, the EDGE sterted to break in. The 2 EDGES that we swing r 28 oz. @ times, one of us will hit a ball alomost as far as a ULTRA 11. '
Nov. 28, 2003
chazzied
Men's 60
9 posts
thanks stoneman, but even Play it Again Sports says there is no market foor these bats, as nobody wants them.
Dec. 8, 2003
Lawdog
Men's 40
3 posts
I have to that I have a Miken Edge 34/27 and it gives up hit all of the time 3 other guts on my team hit and love it. And it hit when it was brand new.
Dec. 8, 2003
Lawdog
Men's 40
3 posts
I have to say
Jan. 24, 2004
Ledge
4 posts
I called Miken, and asked about the exchange program. I told them at the time of the program, the 2 bats you could get were not approved, so many of us Seniors waited. I was told that Miken was a small company, and they can not do anything. I suggested that they 'should' do something for all us Seniors who gave Good money for a banned product. I WILL NOT buy anything from Miken again!!!! Not a 'responsible' company!!
Jan. 27, 2004
flyby
8 posts
blame the associations for banning the bat half way through a season. thats the sad part, they approve it, bat companies get on board and start mass production, and then boom...its illegal. so they make a bat that has to be legal and they try to exchange it. then they get blamed for a crappy bat...but its not banned
Jan. 28, 2004
T.Burk
48 posts
I like most seniors have played the bat game. My garage looks like used bat storage facility. I have even purchased three new bats fir the 2004 season. I like Miken bats and I don't blame them for the difficulty with their bats. I will play mostly SSWC tournaments this seaason so that my guys can use the U IIs they bought last summer. In additionb we will look long and hard for tournaments that will allow the use of good bats and balls. The associations that say insurance is the cause of their dilemmas are being completely honest. They have caved in to those players who are afraid of playing competitive softball. If players want to use U IIs or a comprebale bat and good softballs, they need to find the associations that will allow tha to be done. I spend a great deal of time discussing senior issues with Bruce Walker, and we are of a common mind with regard to what can and should be done for seniors. A great place to start is to affect the influx of money to associations that do not want to listen to the players who are interested in using the best equipment available. The next thing that can be done is to create a national players summit which could lead to a national players organization to govern and run a national level series of qualifying tournaments leading to a National Championship.
Feb. 17, 2004
pilot
2 posts
Players union. That might work. Great idea. I'm tired of some of the political and financial crud that goes on with these associations. I think they forgot how and why they were created. No players. No association
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